Missing Persons

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About

The Missing Persons Community of Interest (MPCI) began through the conversations and after action reporting of the communities working with and among missing persons projects in support of the 2010 Haitian earthquake disaster response and recovery. The MPCI began informally convening via conference calls to discuss how lessons learned in Haiti and other past disasters could be incorporated to prepare for future crises.

MPCI is an open community with participants from local disaster management, international humanitarian relief organizations, private sector technology companies, non-profits, technology volunteer communities and individuals. The community believes in a free and open exchange of lessons learned to increase the potential for innovation and relationship building but is conscious of the need of crisis response organizations who may request closed information sharing sessions and capabilities to share within the MPCI. This open community seeks to augment and support crisis response authorities if they seek to work in the best interest of the persons affected by crisis.

Objective

The Missing Persons Community of Interest (MPCI) began through the conversations and after action reporting of the communities working with and among missing persons projects in support of the 2010 Haitian earthquake disaster response and recovery. The MPCI began informally convening via conference calls to discuss how lessons learned in Haiti and other past disasters could be incorporated to prepare for future crises.

Join

Join our Email Group: [[1]] Join our Participant List: [[2]]

Upcoming Events/Calls

  • September 2013 Privacy Best Practices Follow Up Call
  • In Person meeting before March, 2014

In Progress Documents

Documents

Participants

  • University of Manchester
  • University of California, Irvine
  • ICRC
  • Geeks without Bounds
  • IFRC
  • American Red Cross
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • HFOSS Project, Trinity College
  • Sahana Foundation
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • Tim Schwartz
  • Google
  • Horizon Mapping
  • CrisisCommons
  • Refugees United
  • Facebook

Past Events

  • October 15/16, 2012, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC - Google Doc Notes / Links to presentations [[3]]
  • Missing Persons Data Summit 2 - December 8-9, 2011, Facebook NYC - Google Doc Notes [[4]] Keith Robertory's Notes [[5]] Recommendations for Data Standard [[6]]
  • Saturday, May 28, 2011 - Missing Persons Data Summit (in collaboration with CrisisCamp Europe - La Cantine in Paris, France ) Google Doc Notes [[7]], [[8]], and [[9]]

Conference Call Archive

Other Notes

  • Discussion on Egypt & Person Finder on February 8, 2011
  • Google Blog: Help Improve Google Person Finder [[22]]
  • Person Finder After Action Report Summary [[23]]

Commons Support Liaison: Heather Blanchard, CrisisCommons, heather (at) crisiscommons.org, + 1 703 593 3823, Skype ID: poplifegirl